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  • Tufts University Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine
  • Veterinary School
  • North Grafton
Overall Experience

How did the interview impress you?

Positively

What was the stress level of the interview?

1 out of 10

How you think you did?

9 out of 10

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

9 out of 10

Questions

How long was the interview?

40 minutes

Where did the interview take place?

At the school

How many people interviewed you?

2

What was the style of the interview?

One-on-one

What type of interview was it?

Open file

What is one of the specific questions they asked you (question 1)?

"Tell me about yourself." Report Response

What is one of the specific questions they asked you (question 2)?

"Why Tufts?" Report Response

What is one of the specific questions they asked you (question 3)?

"What are some negative aspects of veterinary medicine?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"They wanted to know about the person I chose for my essay and asked me a lot about my major in English Literature! They wanted some book recommendations haha" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"I mentioned that I liked Tufts ethical approach to teaching and they asked "Are other vet schools not ethical?" I floundered a bit because I didn't want to insult other vet schools, but wanted to show that Tufts is relatively progressive in their animal use policies." Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Took notes on my answers to possible interview questions, reviewed my application, reviewed journal entries I had written about my animal experiences as a refresher." Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"The interview was extremely conversational and laid-back. Both professors were funny and kind, making for an awesome atmosphere. They asked questions they genuinely wanted to know about me and my application and never tried to trick me or ask me very difficult questions." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"Nothing that I can think of! I guess just that it was so much easier than I had anticipated, so I was overprepared?" Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"How laid-back and conversational the interview would be. I was way more stressed and nervous than was necessary." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"I loved that the goal of the interview seemed to be to sell Tufts to me and to get to know me as a person. It didn't feel evaluative at all. Just be yourself and you will be great!" Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

How did the tourguide seem?

Enthusiastic

How do you rank the facilities?

9 out of 10

What is your in-state status?

Out of state

What was your total time spent traveling?

7+ hours

What was your primary mode of travel?

Airplane

About how much did you spend on room, food, and travel?

$501+

What airport did you use?

Boston

Where did you stay?

Hotel

How would you rate the hotel?

10 out of 10

What is the name of the hotel you stayed in?

Hyatt

Would you recommend the hotel?

yes

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

12/19/2014

How do you rank this school among other schools to which you've applied?

9 out of 10

What is your ranking of this school's location?

3 out of 10

What is your ranking of this area's cultural life?

1 out of 10

How is the responsiveness of the admissions office?

10 out of 10

How is the friendliness of the admissions office?

10 out of 10

How eco-friendly are the school's application materials and interview process?

5 out of 10

What are your suggestions for the admissions office?

"I can't think of any suggestions right now." Report Response

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